San Jacinto Museum of History

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  • MEASUREMENTS: 75 1/2"L x 54"W
  • DATE MADE: late 19th century to early 20th century


Quilt, crazy. Pieced of various shaped and colored silk pieces (and threads) sewn together with colored threads in feather stitch. Sewn onto black satin, handquilted. 5 1/2" border. Separate embroidered designs sewn on a number of pieces, including cobweb stitch, leaf and sunburst stitch. One peice, Texas veterans badge (deteriorated); pieces with printing include: "Sayers Rifles"; "CHRISTMAS GREETING"; "Galveston Semi-Centennial, June 4-16, 1889"; poem: "Christmas time is come!/ Open wide thy heart,/ Joyful be thy home,/ May all thy cares depart!" Fair to good condition. Slight fraying (loose threads), some patches. Slight loss - silk fabric - patches near center, also near a corner border. Slight crease (large fold) at center. Slight folds.


Belonged to T.W. House family.

  • ASSOCIATED INDIVIDUAL: McDowall, Mary and Thomas William House (Family of)
  • CREDIT LINE: Needham, Mary L. (Mrs. Roy Needham)

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